an RN government would create “an explosion of precariousness”, warn these associations

an RN government would create “an explosion of precariousness”, warn these associations
an RN government would create “an explosion of precariousness”, warn these associations
Maskot/Getty Images “We have patrons, volunteers, but how far can the private sphere go to fight against misery or poverty? » asks Vincent de Lahaye, director of the Le Village association

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“We have patrons, volunteers, but how far can the private sphere go to fight against misery or poverty? » asks Vincent de Lahaye, director of the Le Village association

PRECARITY – A government in the colors of the National Rally? “For the associative world, it’s a danger” alert Manuel Domergues, director of studies at the Abbé Pierre Foundation. In this environment as in many others, concern has been felt since the European elections and the dissolution of the National Assembly.

Would the fight against precariousness still be possible if the legislative elections took France towards the extreme right? The director of studies of the Abbé Pierre Foundation, which fights against poor housing, and the director of the citizen solidarity association Le Village expressed their fears to the HuffPost.

Fear of sorting beneficiaries

“The National Rally has always been on the attack against foreigners, immigrants and other minorities of all kindssighs Manuel Domergue. If the government decides to reduce their rights, it will have direct consequences on poverty and social violence, and therefore on the associations that help people who are victims of it.”

At the forefront of fears, the question of “national preference” regularly brandished by the RN and in particular by Jordan Bardella, who affirmed, on June 18 on France 2, that he supported the “national priority” for social housing. But for the director of studies of the Abbé Pierre Foundation, “If there are discriminatory rules against foreigners, if they no longer have the right to access social housing, it will create an explosion of precariousness which will affect the entire associative fabric. »

He expresses his fear of an extension of this national priority to areas of solidarity. “We manage boarding houses, which are places to welcome people who have a history of being on the street. If we were to exclude foreign people, it would be very disturbing and would pose very strong ethical problems.he emphasizes. When people don’t have rights, how do we help them? »

He recalls that in France, a large part of social action is carried out by associations, on mandate from the State. “If it was necessary to sort among the beneficiaries of aid for access to housing, care, food aid, associations would be asked to do so, which would put social workers in great pain, or else This would force them to circumvent the rule or engage in civil disobedience. » On behalf of the Foundation, which supports poorly housed people, Manuel Domergues is also concerned about the future of the right to housing.

“What would we have left in terms of support? »

Vincent de Lahaye is director of the Le Village association, whose mission is to welcome and support people in very precarious circumstances in the south of Vaucluse. In this department where the National Rally received more than 40% of the votes in the European elections, the association offers various activities, integration projects and even marauding. In the field, she already regularly comes up against what her director calls “the conservative right”under which he brings together certain right-wing elected officials ” hard “ and the National Rally.

“There are groups that are more difficult to accept for these political colors: people on the street, people who report to the Ministry of Justice, people who benefit from the RSA…” underlines the director, who says that certain municipalities in which they operate have now cut the subsidies they allocated to them and that when they try to create projects there, they find “closed doors”or even obstruction according to him.

To maintain their activity, the association relies on support from the State – for how long? “If even the state became far-right, what support would we have left? asks Vincent de Lahaye. We have patrons, volunteers, but how far can the private sphere go to fight against misery or poverty? »

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